Course

Understanding Indigenous Perspectives and Experiences

Faculty
Applied Community Studies
Department
Child and Youth Care
Course Code
CFCS 2432
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
Flexible Delivery ranging from 2 to 15 weeks
Max Class Size
30
Method(s) Of Instruction
Hybrid
Online
Lecture
Course Designation
Certificate in Global Competency
Industry Designation
None
Typically Offered
Spring

Overview

Course Description
This course focuses on introducing students to ways of working with Indigenous peoples in respectful ways through an understanding of relevant historical events, the intergenerational grief and trauma that affects families and communities today as well as the resilience of the people. Local Indigenous values, rich cultural traditions, ways, and medicines will also be explored.
Course Content

The following global ideas guide the design and delivery of this course:

  • Colonial policies, legislation and assimilation continue to impact Indigenous children, youth, families, and communities today.
  • Intergenerational grief and loss contribute to the current state of wellness in people and communities.
  • Indigenous communities and individuals are at the forefront of revitalizing Indigenous culture, language, and traditions. Culture is a pathway to healing.
  • Knowledge of history, colonization, and legislation supports practitioners to work respectfully and effectively with Indigenous children, youth, families, and communities who are involved with Indigenous and mainstream systems.
  • Understand Indigenous perspectives, knowledges, and experiences to work in respectful ways.
  • Anti-racist praxis is a foundation of human service professional practice.
Learning Activities
  • Lecture
  • Discussion
  • Guest Speakers
  • Collaborative Learning

All methods of instruction apply to in class, hybrid and/or online modes of learning.

Means of Assessment

This course will conform to the Douglas College Evaluation Policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations.  Typical means of evaluation could include a combination of:

  • Research essays and reports
  • Individual and group presentations
  • Examinations or quizzes
  • Class contribution
Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Articulate understanding of the history of some of the diverse First Peoples of BC as well as the intergenerational impact of colonization on those communities, including the Indian residential school system and the criminalization of the Potlatch and other traditional ceremonies.
  • Discuss, at an introductory level, past and current legislation and policies that impact Indigenous children, youth and families including the Indian Act, the Child, Family and Community Services Act, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.
  • Describe different spiritual practices and medicines used for healing and wellness by some Indigenous Peoples of Canada.
  • Discuss some understanding of the current social issues that affect Indigenous Peoples in Canada, the existing intergenerational grief and trauma, as well as the resilience of the people.
  • Articulate different ways of showing respect to and creating a welcoming space for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples.
  • Describe implicit and explicit bias and articulate an understanding of their impact in human service practice.
  • Articulate and apply strategies for anti-racist practice.
Textbook Materials

Course materials and/or textbooks approved by the department.

Requisites

Prerequisites

Enrollment in CYC, YJ, or TR porgram, or with permission of the CYC coordinator.

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca

Institution Transfer Details for CFCS 2432
Langara College (LANG) LANG ABST 1100 (3)
Simon Fraser University (SFU) No credit
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU ANTH 2XX (3)
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO INDG 203 (3)
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC SOCW 2XX (3)
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV CYC 202 (3)
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC IS 2XX (1.5)
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU INDG 2nd (3)

Course Offerings

Fall 2022

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
36467
Wed Mon
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Taylor
Instructor First Name
Emily
Course Status
Full
Section Notes

CFCS 2432 004 - This course is restricted to YJWD students and is offered Sep 8 - Nov 15

This course will include synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times.

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
30
Actual Seats Count
30
0
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
Building
Coquitlam - Bldg. B
Room
B2090
Start Time
12:30
-
End Time
15:20
Mon
Building
Coquitlam - Bldg. B
Room
B2090
Start Time
15:30
-
End Time
18:20